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ten

 (tĕn)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 9 + 1.
2. The tenth in a set or sequence.
3. Something having ten parts, units, or members.
4. Games A playing card marked with ten spots.
5. A ten-dollar bill.

[Middle English, from Old English tīen; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

ten adj. & pron.

ten

(tɛn)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithm. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 10, X, etc, representing this number
3. something representing, represented by, or consisting of ten units, such as a playing card with ten symbols on it
4. Also called: ten o'clock ten hours after noon or midnight
determiner
a. amounting to ten: ten tigers.
b. (as pronoun): to sell only ten.
[Old English tēn; related to Old Saxon tehan, Old High German zehan, Gothic taihun, Latin decem, Greek deka, Sanskrit dasa]

ten

(tɛn)

n.
1. a cardinal number, nine plus one.
2. a symbol for this number, as 10 or X.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. a ten-dollar bill.
5. Also called ten's place.
a. (in a mixed number) the position of the second digit to the left of the decimal point.
b. (in a whole number) the position of the second digit from the right.
adj.
6. amounting to ten in number.
[before 900; Middle English ten(e), tenn(e), Old English tēn(e), tīen(e), c. Old Frisian tian, Old Saxon tehan, Old High German zehan, Old Norse tīu, Gothic taihun, Latin decem, Greek déka, Skt daśa]

ten.

1. tenor.
2. Music. tenuto.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ten - the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and oneten - the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.ten - one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
spot - a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value; "an eight-spot"
Adj.1.ten - being one more than nineten - being one more than nine    
10, x
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

ten

determiner
Related words
adjective decimal
prefix deca-
Translations
tien
الرَّقْم 10العاشِرعشرةعَشَرَةعُمْر العاشِرَه
deu
desetdeset letdesetiletý
ti
dek
kümme
kymmenen
deset
tíztizes
sepuluh
tíutíu ára
10
decem
dešimtdešimtasdešimtasisdešimtiesdešimties metų
desmitdesmit gadu vecumsdesmit gadus vecs
zece
desaťdesať rokov
desetdesetica
tio
kumi
สิบ
mười

ten

[ten]
A. ADJdiez
B. Ndiez m
tens of thousandsdecenas de miles
ten to one he'll be latete apuesto que llega tarde
they're ten a pennyse encuentran en todas partes
see five for usage

ten

[ˈtɛn] numdix
She's ten → Elle a dix ans.
tens of thousands → des dizaines fpl de milliers

ten

adjzehn; the Ten Commandmentsdie Zehn Gebote; ten to one he won’t come(ich wette) zehn gegen or zu eins, dass er nicht kommt; a packet of ten (cigarettes)eine Zehnerpackung (Zigaretten)
nZehn f; tens (Math) → Zehner pl; to count in tensin Zehnern zählen; you can only buy them in tensman kann sie nur in Zehnerpackungen kaufen; Lynn’s a ten (inf: = very nice) → Lynn ist ’ne Nummer 10 (inf), → Lynn ist perfekt ? also six

ten

:
tenpence
nzehn Pence; (also tenpenny piece)Zehnpencestück nt
tenpin bowling, (US) tenpins
nBowling nt

ten

[tɛn]
1. adjdieci inv
2. ndieci m inv
tens of thousands → decine di migliaia
ten to one he'll be late (fam) → dieci a uno che arriva tardi
they're ten a penny (fam) → ce ne sono a bizzeffe
for usage see five

ten

(ten) noun
1. the number or figure 10.
2. the age of 10.
adjective
1. 10 in number.
2. aged 10.
ten-
having ten (of something). a ten-pound fine.
tenth noun
1. one of ten equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of ten (people, things etc); the next after the ninth.
ten-pin bowling noun
a game in which a ball is rolled at ten skittles in order to knock down as many as possible.
ˈten-year-old noun
a person or animal that is ten years old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is ten years old.

ten

عَشَرَة deset ti zehn δέκα diez kymmenen dix deset dieci 10 tien ti dziesięć dez десять tio สิบ on mười
References in classic literature ?
Doctor Reefy was a tall man who had worn one suit of clothes for ten years.
I was ten years old then; I had lost both my father and mother within a year, and my Virginia relatives were sending me out to my grandparents, who lived in Nebraska.
The Delawares lent themselves to the work, and we made it good, ten to twenty, until our numbers were nearly equal, and then we sallied out upon the hounds, and not a man of them ever got back to tell the fate of his party.
He always wears a conspicuous uniform; he can always be found when he is wanted, for he sticks closely to his post at the front door; he is as polite as a duke; he speaks from four to ten languages; he is your surest help and refuge in time of trouble or perplexity.
He waylaid other boys as they came, and went on buying tickets of various colors ten or fifteen minutes longer.
She went out into the garden as quickly as possible, and the first thing she did was to run round and round the fountain flower garden ten times.
Now, when Umslopogaas and Jikiza the Unconquered had come to the cattle kraal, they were set in its centre and there were ten paces between them.
The flying or floating island is exactly circular, its diameter 7837 yards, or about four miles and a half, and consequently contains ten thousand acres.
For forty days wind and weather were all in our favour, but the next night a terrific storm arose, which blew us hither and thither for ten days, till the pilot confessed that he had quite lost his bearings.
I will have ten kisses from the Princess,' answered the Swineherd.
This was to be not only the longest of all telephone lines, strung on ten thousand poles; it was to be a line de luxe, built of glistening red copper, not iron.
At this instant there came into court two old men, one carrying a cane by way of a walking-stick, and the one who had no stick said, "Senor, some time ago I lent this good man ten gold-crowns in gold to gratify him and do him a service, on the condition that he was to return them to me whenever I should ask for them.